water wiggler

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crazyeggkat, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. crazyeggkat

    crazyeggkat Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok what is a water wiggler for? I seen someones homemade one and also one earlier last week in someones homemade incubator. Now I'm stumped wondering what it's for, thanks.
     
  2. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
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    It is for giving a more accurate reading of a temp inside of an egg in the incubator. It has more of the mass of an egg and is supposed to be better than just the air temp. reading. You have to have a thermometer with a probe and then you put it in the center of the wiggler and take the reading.
     
  3. Keisha

    Keisha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking about getting some eggs tomorow at a swap, and I have a accurite w/ a probe. So I probably won't have time to order a water weasel thing off the internet, and I'm not sure if my walmart sells them. I know some people make their own, how is this done?
    Nevermind, I found this
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=164639&p=1
     
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  4. BigRay

    BigRay Out Of The Brooder

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    walmart sells in toy department
     
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Ours doesn't anymore! I went on a wild goose chase this morning trying to find one and finally found one at the Dollar Tree. Thanks heavens! It was driving me crazy! [​IMG]

    The Dollar Tree calls them "Water Snakes" by the way. [​IMG]
     
  6. Keisha

    Keisha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The closest thing I've got to store that would possibly sell them is the walmart 20 miles away from me, so if they dont have them i'd have to buy them online. A definite downfall of living in a small town, surrounded by a bunch of small towns lol.
    I saw one online a while ago for 2 bucks, but the shipping was like 6 bucks, it just seems crazy to me to spend 3 times what I bought it for to ship it to me.
    Does anyone know where I can buy them online for cheap?
     
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